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Publication Date: 
October 2020

The Safeguard Mechanism and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 provides a framework for Australia's largest emitters to measure, report and manage their emissions.

This document:

  • helps businesses understand emissions sources and calculations under the Safeguard Mechanism
  • provides guidance for facilities who want to calculate site-specific emissions-intensity values

This updated document includes new values. These were installed under the Safeguard Mechanism through the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Safeguard Mechanism) Amendment (Additional Prescribed Production Variables) Rule 2020.

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